Moonriver Mountain Retreat
Moonriver Mountain Retreat is nestled on the edge of a large secluded valley, in the heart of the malaria-free Waterberg Biosphere of Limpopo, South Africa and is part of Waterberg Bushveld Retreat, which is open to the public.

Moonriver is a self-catering/self-service establishment, 2½ hour drive from Pretoria. It offers guests spectacular views of the amazing valley and surrounds, as well as interesting walking or strenuous hiking for the fitter visitors. During Summer there are numerous springs and water streams to explore in different valleys, with abundant wildlife, birds and flowers.

Waterberg Bushveld Retreat was established in 2006 by Jacques Wintermans and Pieter Krijne, together with Stephan Visser who is also the breeder and manager at Waterberg Bushveld Retreat. In 2014 Jacques handed over his involvement to his son Adriaan Wintermans, who is since then managing the affairs on behalf of the Wintermans family. We combine game breeding with tourism, of which Zona Visser is handling the tourism side, at Moonriver Mountain Retreat. Stephan was involved in game breeding since 2000, when he started to make use of passive capture systems for kinds of different game species.

Accommodation at Moonriver Mountain Retreat:
We have a Main Lodge and 3 private spacious Chalets, all with total glass frontage, to take maximum advantage of the breath taking views and are situated away from the Main Lodge entertainment area, to ensure maximum privacy.

Main Lodge
Entertainment area with deck and large open lounge/dining area, open fireplaces, guest toilet, kitchen, fire boma and swimming pool.

Units
Safari
Open plan bedroom/lounge area and en-suite bathroom with bath as well as shower. Magnificent views on the valley. Open fireplace, ceiling fan, private deck, fridge with kitchenette and outside braai. King size double bed or two Single beds. (Please indicate your choice when making a booking). Maximum 2 persons.

Sunrise
Open plan bedroom/lounge area and en-suite bathroom with bath as well as shower. Magnificent views on sun rising in the mornings. Open fireplace, ceiling fan, private deck, fridge with kitchenette and outside braai. King size double bed or two Single beds. (Please indicate your choice when making a booking). Maximum 2 persons.

Waterhole
Two separate bedrooms, lounge area, kitchen with fridge and gas oven. Bathroom with bath as well as shower. Magnificent views on mountain. Two King size beds or four Single beds. (Please indicate your choice when making a booking). Open fireplace, ceiling fan, private deck and outside braai. Maximum 4 persons.
From:
R800.00 per unit

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Facilities & Services:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Other
  • Team Building
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Other
  • Cots available
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Parking (off-street - open)
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Horse Riding
  • Swimming Pool


Moonriver Mountain Retreat Activities:

Away from Moonriver Mountain Retreat:
Legend Golf & Safari Resort at Entabeni Private Game Reserve (Big Five). About 1 hour drive from Moonriver. Great golf resort. You need to book.
Helicopter Flip/Quad Trails / Hot Air Ballooning
Game drive
Waterberg Elephant Back Safaris (bookings are essential)
Horizon Horseback Safaris
40km towards Mokgopong/Naboomspruit.
Waterberg Elephant Back Safaris (bookings are essential)

Local crafts
Beadle Shop - beautiful handmade leatherwork, linens, local oils and gifts. Situated on a farm on the dirt road going towards Vaalwater on the left hand side.

Eventieria Erich Venter Wildlife Park / Exotic Animals and Game Auctions: Mpatamacha
There is a Restaurant and its open to the public. 24 km from Moonriver. On the way to Vaalwater via the Melkrivier road, turn right when exiting Moonriver, after approx 6 km turn left towards Vier-enTwintig-Riviere, then turn right towards Krokodilrivier then at the tar road after Bulls Eye Taxidermy turn right for approx 6 km, pass Caeser's Palace and then find Mpatamacha/Eventieria on left hand side. Animals are caged/camped.

Horizon Horseback Safaris
On the way to Vaalwater via the Melkrivier road, turn right when exiting Moonriver, after approx 6 km turn left towards Vier-enTwintig-Riviere, then turn right towards Krokodilrivier. After a short drive the farm is situated on the right hand side.

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Health & Climate:

Moonriver Mountain Retreat is nestled on the edge of a large secluded valley, in the heart of the malaria-free Waterberg Biosphere of Limpopo, South Africa.

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